Fall 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ET 115    Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the concepts of telecommunication cable installation and connection practices and standards. It includes the study of commonly used fiber optic and copper cable types and connectors, installation tools, and test equipment. Emphasis is on installation techniques in practical situations. Laboratory activities provide practical hands-on experience in the operation and use of tools and test equipment specific to the telecommunication industry. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11168 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10812 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      


ET 197    Introduction to Mechatronics    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces mechatronics, the combination of electronic and mechanical components and systems used in the control and transmission of mechanical power. Topics include the analysis of electric controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electromagnetic devices, sensors, pneumatic devices, and electric motors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12985 
Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 250    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: AT 107 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity to explore technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations, emphasizing technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development. This course is not open to students who have completed AT 107 or WELD 150.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10859 
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ET 253    Industrial Communication Systems Support    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 115 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the operation, repair, and assembly of computers, portable test units (PTU), and communication systems. Safety, terminology, component identification, file management, industry specific hardware and software, and upgrades in industry are among the topics covered. Wired, wireless, voice over IP (VoIP), analog/digital communications, and synchronous optical networks (SONET) are also covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11860 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 261    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Networking    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 302;
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Digital Information Communication of Medicine (DICOM) system. DICOM is a patient data system for medical devices to communication to the hospital data base. Topics include interface standards, test equipment, troubleshooting, and applications.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 03-Dec 03
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11969 
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ET 262    Introduction to Respiratory Therapy Ventilators    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ET 425
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides in-depth training for the maintenance of respiratory ventilation machines used in the biomedical field. It covers respiratory ventilator basics, ventilator block diagrams, patient circuits, test equipment, and troubleshooting.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 24-Sep 24
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     19502 
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ET 302    Principles of Electricity and Electronics    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course explores the field of electronics and electricity. Topics include the theory of AC, DC, Ohm's law, inductance, and capacitance. The use of electronic simulation software and hands on lab experiments using industry instruments reinforces theory. Field trips to local electronics industries may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11648 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    11649 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11170 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Yusufi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     10815 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Yusufi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      


ET 308    Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 115 and 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides training in the standards, processes, and techniques related to the field of lead and lead-free soldering. Emphasis is placed on the differences between lead and lead-free soldering processes. Topics include safety, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Printed Circuit Board (PCB) components and assembly, electronic components and identification, lead and lead-free soldering and de-soldering techniques in Plated Through Hole (PTH), Surface Mount Device/Technology (SMD/SMT), and fine to ultra fine-pitch soldering. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     11970 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
F         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     11972 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


ET 312    Mathematics for Circuit Analysis    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The foundations for the analysis of electrical and electronic circuits are covered in this course. Topics include the analysis of direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), transformer, capacitor, inductor, and energy conversion circuits.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12456 
Textbook


ET 322    Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: ET 312
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a detailed study of semiconductor devices and their applications. Semiconductor components - such as diodes, transistors, op-amps, including their use in complex circuits - are covered. Nanotechnology theory and devices, including their present and possible future applications, are studied. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12457 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 335    Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers integrated circuits (ICs) and applications used in industrial and consumer products. Topics include digital theory and applications from standard transistor-transistor logic (TTL) logic circuits to complex circuits built on programmable logic devices (PLDs). Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11540 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     19512 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.


ET 380    Introduction to Electronic Communications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers electronic communications including UHF, VHF, microwave, satellite, and fiber optics. AM and FM transmitters, transmission lines, antennas, and receivers are analyzed down to the component level. Propagation, wave theory, decibels, and signal transmission limitations are also covered. Technician safety and proper test equipment use are stressed throughout the course. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11975 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 381    Electronic Communication Regulations    3 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 380
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone license requirements. It also covers the electronics theory and the rules and regulations mandated by the FCC. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     19604 
Textbook


ET 420    Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 335
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an in-depth study of microcontrollers and digital signal processors (DSP). The focus is on digital concepts, such as data flow, internal architecture, memory, data converters, special registers, and the interfacing of input/output devices, sensors, and motors. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     13203 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     19513 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.


ET 425    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of biomedical equipment and the responsibilities of electronics technicians in the medical device service industry for hospitals, medical device manufacturers, or other service organizations. It includes a detailed study of the theory, operation, and maintenance of hospital equipment, systems and procedures, and the related electronic systems. Additional topics include basic anatomy and physiology as they relate to the biomedical equipment. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11859 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11859 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11859 Textbook


ET 495    Independent Studies in Electronics Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB G.George              TBA TBA                 20421 
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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016